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English speaking female GP in Rolle, Morges, Lausanne

Hello, does anyone have a female general practioner, who speaks English and has a clinic in Rolle, Morges or Lausanne whom they would recommend? I have heard that English speaking physicians get overwhelmed if you post their name on the forum so please feel free to send me a personal message. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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Re: English speaking female GP in Rolle, Morges, Lausanne

A huge no of medical books are only in English so there is a very good chance that any Dr will speak reasonable English. TBH I don't think I found a Dr anywhere who did not speak some English.
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Re: English speaking female GP in Rolle, Morges, Lausanne

Thank you, this is what I have heard, but I have not had the greatest experience so far, and it was difficult to communicate my symptoms to the receptionist. The docotr I saw at the Viddy clinic did not "listen" to me and perscribed an antibiotic that didn't work and she would have known that if she had listened to me. If anyone has a suggestion on a female general practioner that they feel comfortable with I would appreciate the referral.
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Re: English speaking female GP in Rolle, Morges, Lausanne

PM with the name of the female doctor you saw at the Vidy clinic. If it is not my doctor I will give you her name. She also works at Vidy and I find she is quite good.

You chances of finding an English speaking receptionist is less easy.
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Re: English speaking female GP in Rolle, Morges, Lausanne

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Thank you, this is what I have heard, but I have not had the greatest experience so far, and it was difficult to communicate my symptoms to the receptionist. The docotr I saw at the Viddy clinic did not "listen" to me and perscribed an antibiotic that didn't work and she would have known that if she had listened to me. If anyone has a suggestion on a female general practioner that they feel comfortable with I would appreciate the referral.
To make sure that you are understood, I would add that you will need to make an effort to communicate clearly, more slowly and without "expressions" than you would if you were at home. Medical personnel here do not speak English on a daily basis. They will never be as fluent as someone who is a native English speaker. Keep this in mind and it should help.
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Re: English speaking female GP in Rolle, Morges, Lausanne

Thank you, I will remember that and perhaps Cipro is not as universal as I thought it was. I will remember to look up the French words and medicines before my appointment.

There is also a high probability that she was just one of the 50% of doctors who graduated in the bottom half of their class. Further evidence was that she didn't perscribe the recommended follow up given my condition. I'm still very open to any personal recommendations other expats may have. Thanks, English Forum.
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Re: English speaking female GP in Rolle, Morges, Lausanne

We've just moved from Preverenges, between Morges and Lausanne, and had a fantastic doctor right there in our local village.

Dr Sara Taddei is English-speaking - not 100% fluent, but certainly enough to discuss and treat in English - plus she is also a warm, friendly, caring person.

The receptionists don't speak English, but are helpful and patient - I spoke French anyway, but hubby always managed to phone and make appointments with key words about dates and times on a crib sheet in front of him. It's usually very easy to get appointments - I've never waited more than next day (for non-urgent) and the quickest was 45 mins (for mystery child rash that turned out to be chickenpox).

Can't look up the phone number as too annoying to hop screens on iThing, but Google should find it.
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